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Leslie Odom Jr., Justin Vivian Bond, Anna Chlumsky & More Coming Up at Joe's PubLeslie Odom Jr., Justin Vivian Bond, Anna Chlumsky & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running May 13-24, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 ConcertBrenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

?Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Kate Rockwell, and Lauren Molina will premiere BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS, a new concert celebrating the greatest diva moments in Broadway history on June 6th at 8 p.m. in the Fradd Theater on Fire Island Pines.  (more...)

Marc Kudisch, The Skivvies & More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Benefit for St. Jude at Joe's PubMarc Kudisch, The Skivvies & More Set for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Benefit for St. Jude at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off on Sunday, May 17th at Joe's Pub, where Villain: DeBlanks will be performed to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (more...)

Brenda Braxton Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA at Industry Bar, 4/13Brenda Braxton Set for MARTY THOMAS PRESENTS DIVA at Industry Bar, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Marty Thomas presents DIVA is a weekly show at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. Featuring a rotating cast of tremendous female vocalists, it is hosted and produced by Marty Thomas (XANADU, WICKED, THE SECRET GARDEN). DIVA celebrates fabulous female vocalists paying tribute to some of histories most over the top icons! The cast performs a brand new show every week with exciting new guests rotating. This weeks cast features Marissa Rosen, Brie Cassil and Lisa Ramey. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton to Make Metropolitan Room Debut, 4/26Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton to Make Metropolitan Room Debut, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Broadway Star and Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton comes to the Metropolitan Room in her new One Woman show 'ACT 2...Now What?' Join Brenda in her journey of Love, Loss, and What wore her out, yet lifted her up!! (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical BOURBON STREETBrenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical BOURBON STREET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The New (Orleans) Musical, Bourbon Street will get an industry reading on Monday, March 9 at 1 pm& 6pm at Chelsea Studios (151 West 26th Street). Bourbon Street has music and lyrics by Greg Michael Pasqua, book by K. Gehrig, and will directed by Jonathan Cerullo with musical direction by John McMahon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: T. Oliver Reid Gets A Surprise After DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM at The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: T. Oliver Reid Gets A Surprise After DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 23, 2015

During World War ll actors were among the very few who were left untouched to do their craft in Germany. There was a women named Eleonore who started in theatre at age 12, acting on stage with her father, Heinrich Schroth. Eleonore was one of the last generations of the most famous acting family in Germany, dating back 5-6 generations (like our Barrymores). One branch of the family was French, and one of it's members was an actor and famous rebel in the French Revolution under Robespierre. His name was Collot d'Herbois. Eleonore later recalled of "touring" as an actor and having to travel to the next town in the back of a potato cart for the next show. Her father had to walk behind the cart because there wasn't room for him. It was the middle of winter and his shoes had worn out so he was almost barefoot. Her cousin, Hannelore Schroth, became the first famous movie star after the war, the German version of Elizabeth Taylor. Her Uncle, Carl-Heinz Schroth also became famous on film, and is known as one of the most famous historic German comic geniuses, actors, and directors. He had the longest running comedy series called"Karschunke und Sohn, which was an exact parallel to "Sanford and Son". Eleonore moved to the United States with her family in 1971. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include BILLY ELLIOT, Christine Ebersole & More!Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include BILLY ELLIOT, Christine Ebersole & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to entertain with its 2015/16 Another Op'nin', Another Show season! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZ at Maltz Jupiter TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE WIZ at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Like The Wizard of Oz and Wicked? You'll love this spirited rock gospel and soul phenomenon based on the beloved classic tale! Join Dorothy in an adventure with her lovable friends as they journey to meet the Wizard in the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation The Wiz. This January, ease on down the road with the spirited rock gospel and soul musical based on the beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, January 13 through February 1 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre's THE WIZ Begins Next MonthMaltz Jupiter Theatre's THE WIZ Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Join Dorothy in an adventure with her lovable friends as they journey to meet the Wizard in the Tony Award®-winning Broadway sensation The Wiz! (more...)

Photo Flash: Brenda Braxton, Chester Gregory, Gabriela Garcia and Lee Summers Attend 2014 Holiday Jazz & Toy DrivePhoto Flash: Brenda Braxton, Chester Gregory, Gabriela Garcia and Lee Summers Attend 2014 Holiday Jazz & Toy Drive
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

On Monday, Dec 15th 2014 over a 100 artists, musicians, educators, and entrepreneurs gathered in Harlem for Shaun Derik's annual Holiday Jazz and Toy Drive (Shaun Derik's GOOD Night). Shaun Derik is a nationally acclaimed youth empowerment speaker. His clients include the Ohio and Mississippi Departments of Education, National Police Activities League, Pride, FBLA and Big Brothers Big Sister of New York. Shaun Derik's GOOD parties feature live jazz musicians, Broadway performers, an in-house chef as guests come together to benefit a specific cause. This year's cause: Toys for Inner City Children. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton Headlines ON KENTUCKY AVENUE at Triad/Stage72, Now thru 12/9Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton Headlines ON KENTUCKY AVENUE at Triad/Stage72, Now thru 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

On Tuesdays, today, December 2nd and 9th, Wednesday December 3rd @ 7pm, The Triad/Stage72, 158 West 72nd Street, hosts an encore performance of On Kentucky Avenue: The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue - an homage to the now defunct historical 'Club Harlem.' Club Harlem was an Atlantic City venue, which hosted all 'the greats' such as Nancy Wilson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald and many more. (more...)

Brenda Braxton & Jenny Douglas Join ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Cast for Special Engagement at Stage 72 TonightBrenda Braxton & Jenny Douglas Join ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Cast for Special Engagement at Stage 72 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Tony Award nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café) and recording artist Jenny Douglas will co-star with Ty Stephens in a special three-performance engagement of On Kentucky Avenue -- The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue (www.onkentuckyavenue.com), at Stage 72/The Triad tonight, Dec. 2 and Dec 3 and 9 at 7 PM. (more...)

Brenda Braxton & Jenny Douglas Join ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Cast for Special Engagement at Stage 72, 12/02-9Brenda Braxton & Jenny Douglas Join ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Cast for Special Engagement at Stage 72, 12/02-9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

'On Kentucky Avenue -- The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue' has been presented three or four times a month periodically since February at Stage 72/The Triad, with Cheryl Freeman, Andricka Hall and Ty Stephens co-starring, Because Freeman and Hall both had previous commitments in December and were unable to perform when Stage 72 scheduled three additional performances of 'On Kentucky Avenue' on December 2, 3 and 9 at 7 PM, the producers feel fortunate that they have been able to replace them for these added performances with Tony nominee Brenda Braxton and recording artist Jenny Douglas. (more...)

Photo Coverage: All that Jazz! CHICAGO Celebrates Record-Breaking 7,486 PerformancesPhoto Coverage: All that Jazz! CHICAGO Celebrates Record-Breaking 7,486 Performances
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2014

On Sunday, November 23 (7 p.m.), in a celebratory landmark performance, the company of Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomed back its four original stars -- Tony Award winners Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. CHICAGO has surpassed the run of iconic Broadway blockbuster CATS with a record-breaking 7,486 performances, making it the second longest-running show in Broadway history. Only one show -- The Phantom of the Opera -- has run longer than CHICAGO. BroadwayWorld was there for the after-party and brings you photos below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton to Headline ON KENTUCKY AVENUE at Triad/Stage72, 12/02-09Tony Nominee Brenda Braxton to Headline ON KENTUCKY AVENUE at Triad/Stage72, 12/02-09
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

On Tuesdays, December 2nd and 9th, Wednesday December 3rd @ 7pm, The Triad/Stage72, 158 West 72nd Street, hosts an encore performance of On Kentucky Avenue: The Atlantic City Club Harlem Revue - an homage to the now defunct historical "Club Harlem." Club Harlem was an Atlantic City venue, which hosted all "the greats" such as Nancy Wilson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald and many more. (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Debra Walton and More Set for LUCK BE A LADY at the Met Room, 11/3Brenda Braxton, Debra Walton and More Set for LUCK BE A LADY at the Met Room, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

On November 3rd at 9:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Room and Joseph Macchia present LUCK BE A LADY. The evening will showcase five fabulous ladies from Broadway. Each lady will perform their own mini set. A portion of the door will be donated to Cycle For The Cause Team Eagle. (more...)

THIS IS YOUR NIGHT! to Honor Joseph Macchia at the Met Room, 10/27THIS IS YOUR NIGHT! to Honor Joseph Macchia at the Met Room, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

THIS IS YOUR NIGHT! will honor Joseph Macchia at the Metropolitan Room on October 27, 2014 at p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of STALKING THE BOGEYMANPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The new stage drama Stalking the Bogeymanat New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.) celebrated its official Opening Night yesterday, September 29. Based on the true story of David Holthouse as first told in the Denver Westword newspaper,STALKING THE BOGEYMAN was featured on the popular weekly public radio broadcast 'This American Life' in 2011, which prompted an array of media coverage from national and international outlets including ABC News, '20/20,' the New York Daily News, the LondonDaily Mail and more. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Opens Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation present the Off-Broadway premiere of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the new musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, featuring classic songs such as '(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real,' 'Dance (Disco Heat),' 'Do Ya Wanna Funk,' and 'You Are My Friend.' MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL stars Anthony Wayne(Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Sylvester. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL has a book by Anthony Wayne, direction byAnthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, choreography byAnastacia McCleskey, and musical direction by Alonzo Harris. The production opened last night, September 14 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street). Tickets, which are priced from $25 - $84.50, are on sale now by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.FabulousSylvester.com. (more...)

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